Friday, December 24, 2010

Tis the Season!

I love the smell of cinnamon.  So yesterday, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a package of cinnamon sticks.  I came home and put some water in a pan and then put the cinnamon sticks in the water turned the burner on low heat for hours... my house smells WONDERFUL!  I have this thing with cinnamon, I love it!  I love the way it smells and the way it taste!  Weird I know!  
This is my cinnamon... looks gross but smells really GOOD! 

I was in the baking mood today and since we leave tomorrow afternoon to go see John's family I made some things to take with us!
*One box of Original Saltine Crackers
*1 Cup of Canola Oil
*1/3 cup Olive Oil
*1 PKG of Ranch Dip
*2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
In a bowl mix all the ingredients except crackers.  Put all four sleeves of crackers in a gallon size zip-loc bag and then add all of your other ingredients that you mixed together.  Let the crackers soak up... ENJOY!

Very Simple and REALLY DELISH!  

Pineapple Cheese Ball... (Thanks Crystal)
*2 cream cheese blocks
*1 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple
*1 bell pepper
*1 green onion
*1 cup of pecans
*1 1/2 teaspoons season salt
In a food chopper add your bell pepper, onion, pecans.  Finely chopped.  Then add altogether in a medium size bowl mix together, refrigerate!
SIMPLE... (I like to cook, but I want things to be simple and not too messy :o)

Its a good thing I pealed my head away from my pillow this morning and went to the gym... that stair master is going to be the death of me and loved every minute of it!!

Christmas Eve has always been our big Christmas night!  We started this about 7 years ago, but we go to the movies together as a family and then we all go eat somewhere, drive to our parents house which is 30 miles away and open gifts!  So tonight we are going to see Little Falkers!  I can't wait!  We haven't decided where we are going to go eat, but I know I will be waiting for it! 

Hope everyone has a great Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

1 comment:

  1. Love the cinnamon stick idea! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!